Jacob Blake Is Paralyzed From The Waist Down After Being Shot By Police, Father Says

Jacob Blake is seen in a family photo provided to CBS News.

Jacob Blake Is Paralyzed From The Waist Down After Being Shot By Police, Father Says

Update #2 (Aug. 25th): Jacob Blake’s father has given an update on his condition after he was shot eight times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin over the weekend.

Unfortunately, Jacob Blake is said to be paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors aren’t sure if it’s temporary. His father asked,

“What justified all those shots? What justified doing that in front of my grandsons? What are we doing?

He added that there are “eight holes” in his son’s body and continued,

I want to put my hand on my son’s cheek and kiss him on his forehead, and then I’ll be OK. I’ll kiss him with my mask. The first thing I want to do is touch my son.”

Jacob Blake’s father is en route from Charlotte, North Carolina to see him in Wisconsin.

Original Story (Aug. 24th): Protests and riots have broken out in outrage following the police shooting of a Black manJacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  The incident happened on Sunday, August 23rd and footage began to flood social media shortly after.

Video was taken from across the street, showing Jacob Blake walking around an SUV as police yell at him with their weapons drawn.  One officer closely follows him around the vehicle to the driver-side door,  as another officer grabs the back of his shirt, opening fire several times.  Reports say that Jacob Blake was shot in the back.


Prayers for recovery for Jacob Blake! 





Authored by: Demi Lobo